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Conference Topic: In defence of representative decision-making…

October 10, 2014 By Tuesday Topic

What’s needed to make our creaking system work better?  The Institute’s 2014 Conference theme is The Power of the People. Its potential is truly awesome.  In North Africa, or in…

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Participation postponed! – To what extent should public consultations be deferred until after next year’s General Election?

September 10, 2014 By Tuesday Topic

The idea of ‘purdah’ is not new, and in a Tuesday Topic earlier this year, we argued that it was being over-interpreted and in danger of stifling debate on important…

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The power of the (Scottish) people Have we just witnessed a classic example of effective consultation?

September 10, 2014 By Tuesday Topic

Referendums – rightly – have their critics, but as the top-end of the consultation spectrum we can surely look to the events of last week and try to see what…

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Lewisham Hospital – Key messages from the judicial review

August 4, 2014 By Tuesday Topic

London has witnessed a great deal of controversy in recent months as the Government sought to resolve long-standing financial and associated problems in the NHS in South London. A year…

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A tale of two cases – Two High Court judgments on the pre-determination of consultation – within a week

July 10, 2014 By Tuesday Topic

Court cases are very seldom lost on the mechanics of a public consultation. But increasingly, dissatisfied consultees are challenging public bodies by alleging that the consultation is a sham and…

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After the consultation … – A preview of the Institute’s new set of ‘Implementation engagement standards’

June 13, 2014 By Tuesday Topic

So the consultation is over; the data is analysed; feedback has been published and a final decision has now been taken. For those whose lives are much involved with the…

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Beyond these shores … – Is the UK’s expertise on public consultation about to become a major export?

June 13, 2014 By Tuesday Topic

We have known for some time that the UK is almost certainly one of the world leaders in public consultation. When Elizabeth Gammell and I spoke at a World Bank…

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Learning from the NHS! – NHS Reconfigurations are very challenging for public engagement – but hold lessons for many others in public service and beyond

May 13, 2014 By Tuesday Topic

When the NHS tries to bring about significant change, it often faces a storm of public protest and frequently becomes a political football as one side or another seeks an…

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Listening to politicians – Those seeking to implement change in our public services should study the views and attitudes of our elected representatives

April 13, 2014 By Tuesday Topic

It is so fashionable to denigrate politicians and to counsel them to ‘listen to the people’ that it may appear counter-intuitive to suggest that just for once, we should listen…

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